Biographical Sketch

  • Dr. Jason Bishop has a joint appointment in the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, Davis College of Agriculture's Natural Resources and Design, and Health Disparities Task Force at West Virginia University. Before graduate studies, he taught physical education and coached soccer and basketball at Little Keswick School, a school for children with emotional regulation impairments. His favorite activities include weightlifting, golfing, and spending time with his family.


  •  Certified Adapted Physical Educator (CAPE, 2009)

Committees and Memberships

  • Member of the Assistive Technology Committee for the Interagency Committee on Disability Research. (2015-Present)
  • Executive Board Member - Treasurer, International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity (2015-Present)
  • Liaison to West Virginia, American Association on Health and Disability (2014-Present)

Educational Background

  • B.S. in Kinesiology from the University of North Texas (2006)
  • M.A. in Adapted Physical Education from the University of Virginia - Charlottesville (2009)
  • Ph.D. in Education - Adapted Physical Activity from the University of Virginia - Charlottesville (2013)

Professional Highlights

  • State Representative, U.S. Department of Education – Office of Special Education Programs. State of Michigan Adapted Physical Educational Specialists “Contact the Expert”
  • Former Physical Education and Coaching Division Coordinator, Northern Michigan University
  • Bishop is a peer reviewer for eight professional journals.

Research Interests

  • Dr. Bishop has received an SHAPE America’s Research Consortium Early Career Investigator Grant to investigate the Development and Validation of the Test of Children’s Perceived Motor Skills. This project involved investigating children’s perceived physical competence toward completing fundamental motor skills.
  • Future research objectives include applying the ecological model to decrease obesity and health disparities of individuals with disabilities in the Appalachian Region via physical activity interventions.